Novation launch biggest music product of 2009?

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Re: Novation launch biggest music product of 2009?

Post by xherv » Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:36 am

Actually from the wording of the press clipping, I'll speculate that it really is some April Fool's thing that makes sound and is very large.
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Re: Novation launch biggest music product of 2009?

Post by nuperspective » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:20 am

my money is on a midi banjo

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Re: Novation launch biggest music product of 2009?

Post by ghostly » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:24 am

My guess is a redesigned and pumped up Remote SL Mk II. Maybe Fatar keys? Long throw faders perhaps. Am I even close?!

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Re: Novation launch biggest music product of 2009?

Post by nicogrubert » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:40 am

it's the "Novation SL ML II".

-> http://www.soundonsound.com/news?NewsID=11416
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Re: Novation launch biggest music product of 2009?

Post by djgroovy » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:40 am

ghostly wrote:My guess is a redesigned and pumped up Remote SL Mk II. Maybe Fatar keys? Long throw faders perhaps. Am I even close?!
Lol, very.

What a let down, this is their product of the year? Yawn.
Would be cooler if it was that 8 keys controller like h2k said.

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Re: Novation launch biggest music product of 2009?

Post by ghostly » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:12 am

Of all the hype so far, this little unit has attracted me the most (crap company name mind you):

http://www.macmusic.org/news/view.php/lang/en/id/7807/

I want something like a nanokey to stick in my laptop bag but the nk looks a bit rubbish. This thing looks like it might be rubbish to use in terms of a traditional keyboard but at least it looks funky and I've heard the spec is great.

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Re: Novation launch biggest music product of 2009?

Post by OvertoneZero » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:20 am

Teenage Engineering is a music gear company? Wow. Ok. My first impression was that it had something to do with Facebook. But now that I know, I kinda like it.

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Re: Novation launch biggest music product of 2009?

Post by Tom Void » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:28 pm

If that's Novations update, it's so weak I might considder it an April Fools joke, just for adding nothing but "bling" to the SL series. That's not going to take anything from any other manufacturer and absolutely nothing from someone in line to purchase the APC40.

Why would they keep the Right LCD UP/DOWN buttons, when removing the display? Must be a joke!

*edit* on checking Novations site on http://www.novationmusic.com/news/article=9 there is a different picture of the Zero SL, which is a totally different layout compared to the Key enabled ones. This has a very different postiion of knobs, and what seems like longer faders and then the add-on of a crossfader, now that looks much more interesting in terms of updated functions.... but still it is nowhere near revolutionary!

Specific info on the Remotes Zero SL MkII here: http://www.novationmusic.com/products/z ... i?option=1
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Re: Novation launch biggest music product of 2009?

Post by Dr Dub » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:57 pm

if this is true, it is exactly the opposite of revolutionary.

And i am not too sure if removing half of the displays is a step in the right direction - the displays are what makes the remote series stand out...
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Re: Novation launch biggest music product of 2009?

Post by simpleton » Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:23 pm

It's the G-20 controller. It's already starting a revolution in London. :lol:
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Re: Novation launch biggest music product of 2009?

Post by Sales Dude McBoob » Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:38 pm

ghostly wrote:My guess is a redesigned and pumped up Remote SL Mk II. Maybe Fatar keys? Long throw faders perhaps. Am I even close?!
+1 LOLZ

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Re: Novation launch biggest music product of 2009?

Post by beatpoet » Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:43 pm

ghostly wrote:Of all the hype so far, this little unit has attracted me the most (crap company name mind you):

http://www.macmusic.org/news/view.php/lang/en/id/7807/

I want something like a nanokey to stick in my laptop bag but the nk looks a bit rubbish. This thing looks like it might be rubbish to use in terms of a traditional keyboard but at least it looks funky and I've heard the spec is great.

That thing is going to cost a fortune, they make lamps that cost over $650 apparently.

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Re: Novation launch biggest music product of 2009?

Post by six_o_clock_crow » Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:49 pm

Tom Void wrote:If that's Novations update, it's so weak I might considder it an April Fools joke, just for adding nothing but "bling" to the SL series. That's not going to take anything from any other manufacturer and absolutely nothing from someone in line to purchase the APC40.

Why would they keep the Right LCD UP/DOWN buttons, when removing the display? Must be a joke!

*edit* on checking Novations site on http://www.novationmusic.com/news/article=9 there is a different picture of the Zero SL, which is a totally different layout compared to the Key enabled ones. This has a very different postiion of knobs, and what seems like longer faders and then the add-on of a crossfader, now that looks much more interesting in terms of updated functions.... but still it is nowhere near revolutionary!

Specific info on the Remotes Zero SL MkII here: http://www.novationmusic.com/products/z ... i?option=1
Well, my fears that Novation's announcement would be boring have been confirmed! Surprise surprise. :D

That said, I agree the redesigned Zero SL looks interesting.

EDIT: Digital Village have announced prices for the new SL range:

http://www.dv247.com/news/Novation%20SL ... ers/132212
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Re: Novation launch biggest music product of 2009?

Post by Tarekith » Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:11 pm

They dropped the 37 key version? :(

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Re: Novation launch biggest music product of 2009?

Post by glitchrock-buddha » Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:41 pm

Weird. I don't think it's really worth replacing an existing SL keyboard.

I guess the benefits are:
-Backlit buttons
-Better soft drum pads
-Encoders with led rings (I wonder if they are still notched or if they are nocturn style now - the latter would make it much better)
-Touch sensitive controls they display the values of whatever you're touching on the LCD.

There are a couple cool things there, but I think removing one of the LCD displays was stupid. I guess it saves cost, but still lame. The thing that makes up for that is that whatever control you touch is automatically shown on the display. Meh, whatever.

Two things would have made it perfect:
-Replace not just the top encoders with the nocturn still led ring encoders, but also the bottom dials.
-Leave the frickin' 2nd LCD screen. Fools.
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